Sheri, stunning as usual in a black business suit and electric blue blouse, contrasted the unshaved, un-showered, disheveled, jeans and t-shirts clad Chicago team. Her ever-present smile and perky greeting welcomed them as they filed into the reception area. "You can go right in; he's expecting you," she said while nodding in the direction of Sam's office.
Alex and Peter led the way into Sam's expansive office. Sam sat at his desk tapping away at his keyboard flanked by stacks of paper. A disorganized aura always seemed to accompany Sam, like a Pig Pen in a fine business suit. Only it wasn't a cloud of dirt swirling around him but financial news, reports, and volumes of papers requiring his valuable signature. Sam used a stacks-of-paper filing system with various stacks representing each project. Important stacks occupied a position closest to him, while less pressing matters were pushed to the far reaches of the desk. Sam's system drove Sheri crazy whenever she attempted to find something. Peter had witnessed this firsthand when Sheri had entered Sam's office during a meeting and asked for the Canyon Project file. Sam pointed at the far end of his desk and Sheri began ruffling through the large stack. After more than a few moments she became frustrated. Sam intervened, took one look at the pile, and pulled out the right file like a magician executing a precision card trick without one pause in his discussion with Peter.
"Alex, Peter, come in. This must be Kira, Julie and Kevin as well. Come in. Come in. Let's go over to my private conference room." Sam clicked a button on his phone. "Sheri, we will be in conference, no calls." He looked at the others while still holding the intercom button. "Can Sheri get you anything? Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks?" Everyone declined except Kira, who ordered a Mountain Dew.
Everyone took seats around a large oval table. The spectacular view of the Chicago skyline was displayed through large tinted windows and served as a dramatic backdrop.
Title: The X-Cure
Author: Bruce Forciea
Genre: Medical Thriller / Science Fiction
Dr. Alex Winter, a brilliant biomedical engineer, teams with Dr. Xiu Ling, a beautiful Chinese scientist, to discover a revolutionary cure for cancer. But Tando Pharmaceuticals, the world’s largest and richest drug producer, also has an interest in the cure, and when they discover that the treatment is flawed as recipients begin to die after four months, causing a media frenzy and a drop in Tando’s stock, they call upon their ‘Mercenary Soldiers of Medicine’ to maintain global domination.
Bruce Forciea is known for taking complex scientific concepts and making them easy to understand through engaging stories and simple explanations. He is an Amazon Best Selling Author and has written several books on healing and biology which include Unlocking the Healing Code, An Easy Guide to Learning Anatomy and Physiology and An eText of Anatomy and Physiology. The X-Cure is his debut fiction work. Dr. Forciea teaches Anatomy and Physiology for Moraine Park Technical College and Unitek College. Professional projects include writing and producing college science courses, producing digital media including over one hundred science videos, ebooks, custom labs and websites. His fiction writing draws on a diverse and eclectic background that includes touring and performing with a professional show, designing digital circuits for a defense contractor, treating thousands of patients while running successful chiropractic and wellness clinics and now teaching life science and wellness. Dr. Forciea lives in Wisconsin and loves writing during the solitude of the long Northern winters.
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